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Demand for Small Group Travel Skyrockets

Abercrombie & Kent Unveils New Immersive Cultural Journeys for 2024 in Europe, South America and the Middle East

June 20, 2023

As travellers venture back out into the world, there is a growing desire to explore lesser-known destinations and forge authentic connections that challenge their understanding of the world. In response, Abercrombie & Kent has launched their most diverse portfolio in sixty years of small group travel, featuring new Luxury Small Group Journeys in Brazil and Scandinavia, as well as limited-edition Marco Polo Journeys in Colombia, the Azores & Madeira, Oman & the Emirates and Saudi Arabia.

“A growing number of our guests are seeking out more immersive experiences to expand their knowledge of different cultures through cuisine, art and architecture, even music. Their goal is to gain deeper insight into just one or two countries through understanding their shared history and cultural traditions,” explains Stefanie Schmudde, A&K Vice President of Product Development and Operations. “A&K’s Resident Tour Directors make that possible; they are your local connection -- part storyteller, part scholar, part expert organizer.”

A&K’s Luxury Small Group Journeys and limited-edition Marco Polo Journeys are filled with insider-access opportunities that broaden travellers’ horizons and create memorable moments when shared with a small group, averaging just 14 like-minded guests. Each journey is led by someone who has lived for decades, sometimes even their entire lives, in the destination, and who shares a unique understanding of daily life as well as the region’s culture, history and wildlife. The result is a journey that reveals the distinctive spirit of a place, connecting guests to the people, places and wildlife they encounter in a way they’ll never forget.

NEW FOR 2024

Brazil: Natural & Cultural Gems
Explore Sao Paolo’s diverse art scene through its street graffiti. Discover the roots of Brazilian culture on a guided walk of Pelourinho, a World Heritage Site, and the historical city center of Salvador, then visit a local market with a chef, followed by a cooking lesson. View Iguazu Falls from both sides (Argentina and Brazil), and from different viewpoints. Savor the region’s culinary history on a six-course chef-led experience. Fly by helicopter over Rio de Janeiro, then head backstage to view preparations for Carnival. 11 days from $11,995 per person

Norway & Denmark: A Fjordland Journey
Venture into the heart of rugged fjords, along the stunning, glacier-carved coastline, visiting small villages alive with history. Discover two bustling capitals, Oslo and Copenhagen, with renowned art museums, privately tour the Oslo Opera House, savor fine cuisine, and learn the principle of hygge during an exclusive visit with a Danish family. Cruise majestic Naeory Fjord, disembarking at an authentically recreated Viking settlement. 10 days from $14,995

Colombia: Bogotá to Cartagena
Culture, gastronomy and biodiversity reveals how Colombia’s commitment to transformation has made the country the latest must-see destination. Marvel at the vibrant street art of once-troubled Medellin and bask in the many splendors of Cartagena. Explore an organic flower farm in Santa Elena and meet with a flower vendor in the mountains of Antioquia. 9 days from $9,795 (limited departures: May 20-28, Aug 5-13, Sep 16-24, Oct 21-29)

The Azores & Madeira: Portugal's Island Gems
From whale watching and wine tasting to tea plantations and botanical gardens, experience the best of two remote Atlantic Ocean island chains as you explore the Azores for their amazing scenery and wildlife and discover the vital role Madeira’s volcanic terrain played in the development of its namesake wines. Go whale watching accompanied by resident biologists. 8 days from $9,995 (limited departures: Jun 17-24, Jul 1-8, Sep 9-16, 23-30, Oct 7-14)

Oman & the Emirates: The Sands of Time
Celebrate the rich tapestry of history, culture and innovation that lies at the cornerstones of two nations that boast both ultra-modern metropolises and traditions that take you on a journey back in time. Traverse the desert on camelback to an overnight camp for a magical evening under the stars with traditional Bedouin hospitality. 11 days from $11,995 (limited departures: Feb 5-15, Nov 4-14, Dec 2-12)

Saudi Arabia: A Kingdom Revealed
Journey deep into the heart of this once-inaccessible kingdom to explore the pre-Islamic cities of Hegra and Dadan and go off-roading through the desert of AlUla. Learn firsthand about the modern Saudi state and discover the roles tradition and modernization play in its rapid development, as you explore dynamic Riyadh as well as history-laden Jeddah on the Red Sea. 9 days from $17,495 (limited departures: Feb 8-16, Oct 24-Nov 1, Nov 7-15)

Every A&K small group journey includes award-winning accommodations, from five-star properties that combine first-rate comfort with a keen eye toward the locale, to intimate boutique camps and lodges in wilderness areas, available only to smaller groups. A&K exclusives include Traveller’s Valet®, complimentary mid-journey laundry service, Travelling Bell Boy® service to transfer luggage between accommodations, and Breakfast in Bed, two leisurely mornings where guests may enjoy a continental breakfast in the comfort of their hotel room. Private arrival and departure transfers are included, regardless of date of arrival. Most importantly, every A&K small-group journey is guaranteed to depart with a minimum of two guests.

Find A&K’s complete portfolio of Small Group Journeys at https://www.abercrombiekent.com/small-group-journeys/small-group-luxury-travel-tours, call 800.554.7094 to speak with an A&K Travel Consultant or contact your travel advisor.

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